IWM fell by 3.5% this week, while my account fell 0.7%. The loss-floor has fallen to -4.3%. Only two more weeks before I can rescale this chart!
My account’s Y-T-D loss is now slightly smaller than the broad market’s loss, so I’m “beating the market” for now.
I didn’t feel like updating the following %gain chart on Monday.
|End of week allocations:
33% short equities, 79% cash
The robot worked fine until Wednesday, then broke hard on Thursday. Apparently the new version of Opera runs very close to my cloud server’s memory limit. Something happened that caused it to consistently use slightly more memory and then nothing worked. So I upgraded my server instance to have more memory, which will cost me extra money every month. This is irksome because I’m sure there must be some way to cut the memory usage slightly, but I don’t feel lik putting in the research effort to find out what that way might be.
|Buy date||Buy price||Sell date||Sell price||Acct Profit|
|ATML||AL 01||AL 01 09:30||$8.34||AL 07 09:30||$8.23||-0.22%||-0.23%|
|AL 04 11:45|
|SRTY ¹||AL 04 14:00||(Skipped)||$41.34||AL 07 15:00||$43.19||+0.43%||+0.00%|
|TNA||AL 09 15:00||$74.36||AL 10 14:00||AL 10 13:38||$69.41||$69.36||-0.70%||-0.72%|
|URTY||AL 10 11:00||$82.32||$82.27||AL 10 14:00||AL 10 14:03||$80.16||$80.02||-0.37%||-0.40%|
|SRTY ²||AL 10 11:00||(Skipped)||$42.48||(Not yet)||+0.00%|
|TZA||AL 10 15:00||$17.29||$17.30||(Not yet)|
ATML: Loss is slightly larger than expected, probably because there were actually two fees for purchases while the model expected only one.
SRTY ¹: Skipped this trade because the robot was not working last week. Would have been a winner (for a change)!
TNA: Worst possible timing — price fell every hour from purchase time to stop-out time.
URTY: Purchase went through, but then the robot ran out of memory while trying to create the protective-stop order, which I entered manually. Hours later I entered the sell-order manually.
SRTY ²: Skipped this trade because the memory fault prevented the robot from buying it. So far it looks like it would have been a winner. It’s odd that this short model gave a “Buy” signal at the same time as the long URTY model.
TZA: So far, so good!